A Stricter Standard of Review For State Socio-Economic Legislation Through A Revival of the Contact Clause

Date

1979

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Looks at the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the contract clause. The author claims that reviving the contract clause is an attempt by the Supreme Court to reach a compromise between extreme positions of granting judiciary corporate discretion to control state socio-economic policy and of requiring corporate deference to state legislatures on these matters. However, the author still contends that the Supreme Court might be overstepping its powers in this decision.

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Keywords

Contract, Substantive due process, Separation of powers, Economic policy, Supreme, Contract clause

Citation

11 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 61